Life Lessons from Movies

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview

In Documentary, Movies on January 8, 2013 at 5:38 AM

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (2012) is a documentary directed by Paul Sen and hosted by Robert Cringely containing the full 1995 interview, thought lost, of Steve Jobs that was done for the television series Triumph of the Nerds.

Life Lesson:

“Expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things in to what you are doing.”

Steve Jobs

Movie Scene:

When he was twelve, Steve Jobs called Bill Hewlett, of Hewlett-Packard (HP), and asked him for spare parts for a frequency counter. That summer, Bill gave Steve a job at HP. A few years later, he and Steve Wozniak went to the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center to read an AT&T technical journal that explained how the phone system worked, from which they figured out how to build a machine to make free phone calls.

Steve: “What’s so interesting is that we were young. And what we learned was that we could build something ourselves that could control billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure in the world. That was what we learned. Was that us two, you know we didn’t know much, we could build a little thing that could control a giant thing. And that was an incredible lesson. I don’t think there would have ever been an Apple Computer had there not been blue boxing.”

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